Bishop of Norwich to open his gardens to help celebrate 250 years of NNUH

Taking place on Sunday 31 July, there will be a chance to walk around the Bishop of Norwich’s garden and celebrate 250 years of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, which started treating patients in 1772.

There will be a rare opportunity to enjoy the beautiful gardens between 1pm and 4.30pm whilst relaxing with a cup of tea and cake and soaking up live music from The Saxonettes, Harry Browne and one of our own consultants Richard Wharton.

The Bishop’s Garden will be selling plants on the day and there will also be a chance to read about some of the history of the past 250 years of NNUH and other activities including free quiz to keep the children occupied.

The four acre organically run garden has a great selection on offer, including a wildflower labyrinth, a small woodland walk, the recently added herb garden, boxed rose garden with fountain, bamboo glade and central lawn.

Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising, said: “This is a truly wonderful garden in the city centre and we are very grateful to Bishop Graham for giving us this opportunity to be one of the nominated charities for the private gardens this year. We’re hoping that with all the warm weather we have had the garden will be looking beautiful in July.”

“We are also incredibly grateful to the support of volunteers for giving up their time to help us and local companies including Sponge and Old Hall Farm for helping us with gifts in kind for the day.”

Admission costs £5 per adult with accompanied children and wheelchair users free. Assistance dogs only allowed and last entry on the day is 4pm.  All monies raised from entry fee and sale of refreshments go to the N&N Hospital Charity.

To purchase a ticket in advance visit and more information about the gardens visit

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